Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog: 09/12/2010 - 09/19/2010





Saturday 18 September 2010

Genevieve Nnaji before before

 She was still a cutie back then...

Hermes Handbag. Kini big deal?

Kim Kardashian carrying a giant orange ostrich skin Hermes bag worth around $30,000
Why is the bag worth $30, 000? That's like N4.5mil. That money would buy me Toyota FG Cruiser (Tokunbo version :-)). Why would anyone spend that much money on a bag?
Please don't insult me, just educate me...after now some people will start talking about my lack of exposure. Please respect yourselves and don't even go there...:-). So why are these bags so expensive? Fashionistas, oya over to you...

Photo of the day...

Some parts of Ondo State flooded

Sexy Ciara in Maxim Magazine...

More pictures after the cut...

Pres. Goodluck Jonathan declares his Intent For The 2011 Presidential Race D

If you care, then read the speech he made today 18th Sept, 2010, on the occasion of the declaration of his candidacy for the PDP Presidential primaries.

Gwen Stefani rocking Ankara.

Gwen Stefani and her son Kingston Rossdale walk the runway together at her LAMB fashion show at NY Fashion Week.

Stand Up. Take Action. End Poverty Now

 The goal of the event is to encourage millions of people around the world to “Stand Up and Take Action” and demand that world leaders end poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Millions of people around the world usually get together, kneel or stand, and read pledges in support of ending global poverty.

Read more here

Introducing: Chigo, the Cheerful-Classy-Crazy-Creative-Corporate-Compere

Looking for a Decent, Fresh Cheerful Creative Corporate Compere to add the perfect blend of Crazy and Class to your event? Then give Chigo a call Now. She will gladly sign you on her calendar. 

Nigeria @50 celebration: Car side mirror covers

This is an initiative packaged by HO9 to celebrate Nigeria’s Golden Jubilee; we need to rejoice with her for being strong over the years. Despite her shortcomings, Nigeria has stood tall and produced successes.

Nigeria has a new IG of Police

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Hafiz Ringim (l) and former Inspector General of police, Ogbonna Onovo at a meeting in Abuja on Monday.

Nigeria's 13th Inspector General of Police, Ogbonnaya Onovo has been replaced. The new IG of Police is Hafiz Ringim

Floyd Mayweather charged with eight crimes, including domestic violence

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been charged with eight crimes, including four felonies, stemming from a domestic violence incident at his ex-girlfriend's home last week, the Clark County district attorney's office said Thursday.

Emir of Wase Dies at 64

Alhaji Abdullahi Haruna Maikano
The Emir of Wase (Wase is in Jos), Alhaji Abdullahi Haruna Maikano has died. He died yesterday morning after a brief illness, at the Jos University Teaching Hospital JUTH.
He was aged 64. He has since been buried. 
May his soul rest in peace.

Friday 17 September 2010

Desmond Elliot becomes dad to another set of twins

Actor and Director Desmond Elliot is a papa again. His wife gave birth to the couple's second set of twins, a boy and a girl yesterday thursday, 16th of September. They had their first twin, two boys, Desmond Jr and Denzel three years ago. Mother and babies are said to be doing great.
A big congrats to them!

50 Cent tweets...

 Ha ha ha! This man can look for trouble...

Someone wants to know what you think...

Hey everyone, this is my scenario;

There are two of my schoolmates (couple) who just moved into our (school) residential estate. The guy beats the girl constantly, and i have personally heard it at least twice, but our neighbors (who live closer to them, and don't attend our school) say the chilling screams and cries from the girl keeps them awake sometimes.

BBA Evicts Hannington over assault.

Hannington has been evicted from the Big Brother House. M-Net spokeswoman Lani Lombard said Hannington Kuteesa breached the show's rules by assaulting contestant Lerato Sengadi on Tuesday, which prompted the channel to unilaterally evict him rather than allowing viewers to vote on it. Rights groups and viewers had called for his dismissal over the assault.

Lombard said Hannington, who was instructed to gather his belongings and leave the Johannesburg house within two hours, will be offered support and treatment after he leaves. She said Lerato, a resident of Soweto, in Johannesburg's southwest, will remain but will be admonished for participating in the expletive-filled scuffle, in which she yelled and pushed back after Hannington struck the side of her face.

I'm glad he was evicted. It doesn't matter what a woman does, you never lay hands on her. BBA has done well. This is a lesson to future BBA contestants...you can't hit or even shove a woman and expect to remain in the show. And we are also sending a strong message that violence and abuse of women is not tolerated in Africa.

You go Big Brother!!!

Pastor Chris Okotie solicits for funds for his presidential campaign

 Presidential Candidate of Fresh Democratic Party (FDP) in the 2011 election, Reverend Chris Okotie, is soliciting for funds from Nigerians for a successful campaign. The pastor of Household of God Church in Lagos State, South West Nigeria, intends to succeed President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan next year. Through text messages, Okotie has called on Nigerians to join his dream and support his party through financial contributions made to a Diamond Bank account. “Fresh Democratic Party needs your support. Kindly send your donations to Chris Okotie Campaign Fund Account 05 720100031** Diamond Bank. Thank you,” his party said in the text message. - PM News.

Thursday 16 September 2010

Take a look at Naomi Campbell's skirt...

Is this the latest fashion trend? Gaping holes in a skirt?
You like?...

Cossy Orjiakor's description of Naija men...

When asked by Encomium magazine - How would you describe Nigerian men? Actress Cossy Orjiako replied "Nigerian guys are really good, when you compare them with South Africans. In fact there is no comparison. Nigerian men treat their women nice and they are very hard working. Even an Igbo man works very hard to take care of his wife. The only thing I don't like about Nigerian men is that they beat their women, and beating is the only thing that can make me leave any man I'm married to. If I'm married and the man hits me, or maybe slaps me whenever we want to have sex, the guys just has to turn the other cheek for me to slap back. If not, I won't stay in that marriage."

A no-nonsense women...Lol. I wish I could post the rest of the Hilarious interview here...
I love this lady...

Waiting to Exhale gets sequel

Another one of best-selling author Terry McMillian’s books is being adapted to screen! Twentieth Century Fox is developing Getting to Happy, the recently released sequel to Waiting to Exhale
Getting to Happy centers on the four women of Waiting to Exhale 15 years later. They are all now in their 50s at their own mid-life crossroads. No news on casting yet, but as a refresher, the four women of the 1995 Forrest Whitaker-directed movie were played by Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, and Lela Rachon.

Please bring them all back for another round!

Zahra Agwu turns one.

Julius and Ibiere Agwu's daughter Zahra is One! The excited father is planning a one in town birthday party for his little princess. The birthday will hold this Saturday, September 18th at Fun Turf, Lekki at 1pm.

Plus-size models make their debut at New York Fashion Week

In 46 years of New York fashion week, this is the first show to ever feature only larger-size models. Prominent plus-size models, including ANTM's Tocarra Jones paraded clothes from American fashion label - OneStopPlus.com, which only caters for women a UK size 16 and up, to prove 'curvy women are equally as beautiful and as fashionable'.

Mode Men Oct/Nov issue

IBB Declares in Abuja and picks Peter Odili as running mate.

IBB yesterday in Abuja formally declared  his intention to contest the presidential election slated for January 2011.

He said: “After a serious reflection, today, I am convinced and determined to take on fully the challenges facing the country”

He picked former Rivers State Governor, Peter Odili, as his running mate.

God help this country.

Serendipity Exhibitions presents the second edition of its quarterly shopping event

Date: 25th September 2010.
Venue: Victoria Crown Plaza Hotel, Ajose Adeogun V/I, Lagos
Time: 12-8pm.

Loads of items will be on sale ranging from accessories to womenswear, menswear, homeware, hair extension, beauty products and so much more.

Exhibitors include Allegra’s Pride, Mohalcyon Designs, Mrein hoME baTH & You, Eden Hair, ICE WATCH, Nature’s Gentle Touch ,Fabulous Bags, Avendi Kids ,Knicks & Knacks, Literati, Trestle Global, Wow Factor, OMG Leather, Sole Man, Fayemz, Styles by FK and lots more.
Food and drinks by: VCP

OMG!!! SSS Murder: Son Confesses To Killing Entire Family

Bello Garba aka Baba

What you are about to read is chilling, shocking and unbelievable. The suspected killer of Garba Bello, a senior operative of the State Security Service (SSS) who was killed alongside his wife and three children, last Monday, has turned out to be his eldest son.

In an interview with at the police headquarters yesterday in Kano, the accused, Bello Garba aka Baba 23, said he took the action because of the condition of his sick father, stating that technically he did not kill his father because he had already died before he decided to kill his mother and his three other siblings, that is, his brother and two sisters.

Wednesday 15 September 2010

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya explains wife's early delivery

Pastor Odukoya married his South African wife in January, seven and a half months later in August, she delivered a baby boy amid speculation she was pregnant before they got married. Addressing the issue in Church last week, Pastor Odukoya explained the circumstances that led to the untimely birth of his new baby. He said "I was in England when my wife's emergency call came. She insisted the doctor wanted to see me. I flew to Johannesburg, South Africa immediately. When I got there, the doctor insisted they had to take the baby out. I was wondering and asking God why August, why this time? I battled God severally, but we had no choice than to yield to the doctor's advice. Two days after I got there, they brought the baby out. It was an emergency but God helped us. The baby is doing very well. God has disgraced those counting days for us."

Well, you've heard it from the horse's mouth...:-)

Source: Encomium magazine.

Turkish Export Products Fair @ Eko Hotel Expo Centre

If you are on the Island tomorrow, then head on to Eko Hotel Expo Centre for the Turkish Fair. I was there today and couldn't believe what I saw. There are over 100 Turkish companies in Nigeria presently participating in this fair. A lot of them came from Turkey and will be leaving the country after the fair. Everything is sold wholesale price, because it's the manufacturers of the products that are exhibiting. A 2010 DVD is sold for less than $40 dollars, Iphones are less than $250, then security doors (some bullet proof) are sold for about $260. Unbelievable prices and great business opportunities with Turkish companies.

Thursday and Friday 16-17th at Eko Hotel Expo Centre from 10am - 6pm.

PS: I'm not advertising this fair for the Turkish people. It's more for you guys. I was there, had a great experience and decided to share. Go check it out.

Akon Tweets...:-)

Jay Z and Beyonce performed 'Forever Young' at Yankee Stadium last night.

Later in the day, Akon tweeted...

He meant to write - He brought Beyonce out on my favorite record "Forever young"

How can Akon not know how to spell Beyonce? They need a collabo fast fast! :-)

More entertainment news after the cut...

Tuesday 14 September 2010

BBA 5 All Stars update : The barn gets physical...

Watch the clip of Hannington and Lerato having a face off.
I think Hannington should be asked to leave for laying hands on a woman. Not cool...

Watch the video here >>

Victoria Beckham unveils new collection at New York fashion week

More pictures after the jump...

MI wants to quit music for acting? GOH!

What's all these talk about MI quitting music for acting? I say it's BS. I hope it's BS! Dear lord, let it be BS!

White and Black twins off to school

 Amazing 4yr old twins: Marcia (left)  and Millie (right) pictured going to school.

When twins Marcia and Millie Biggs start school today, the teachers will have no trouble telling them apart.
In a million to one chance, Marcia was born with their mother Amanda’s fair complexion and golden brown hair, while Millie takes after their father – who is of Jamaican origin – with her tight curls and darker skin.
The four-year-olds were pictured as they tried on uniforms before their first day at Osborne Junior and Infant School in Erdington, Birmingham.

Continue >>

SSS Officer, Wife, 3 Children Slaughtered In Kano

It was sorrows, tears and blood yesterday in Kano as daredevil assassins slaughtered a State Security Services (SSS) operative, his wife and three of his children – in an attempt to wipe out a whole family but two other family members escaped by whiskers.

Late Alhaji Garba Bello, 55, is attached to the medical unit of the Sokoto State command of the SSS. Police and family sources said the attackers did not remove a pin from the house, as all personal belongings of the victims were intact when the corpses were discovered yesterday morning.

Monday 13 September 2010

Oh no!!! No more free music in Naija from Oct 1 - as COSON engages accounting firm for full copyright licensing.

Mr Chinedu Chukwuji, COSON Acting General Manager; Chief Tony Okoroji, COSON Chairman; Mr. Kehinde Oyeleke, Managing Partner
Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the nation’s sole government approved collective management organization for musical works and sound recordings has announced that come October 1, 2010, the era of free music on Nigerian air waves and in public places will be gone forever. The announcement was made by COSON Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji, at the Boardroom of the society in Lagos during the signing of a royalty collection agreement between COSON and Olusola Adekanola & Co, one of the nation’s foremost indigenous firms of chartered accountants.
The implication of the new regime is that from October 1 all broadcast media organisations, hotels, restaurants, event venues, advertising companies, banks, telecoms establishments, airlines, road transporters, oil companies and such other enterprises in Nigeria which use music in any way to aid their operations will be made to comply with the Copyright Act or face legal consequences.
Omo wahala has sheled...who will agree to pay? Ko ma funny o!
Can this work in Nigeria?

2010 MTV Music Video Awards Winners and pictures...

Lady Gaga
The big winners at the 2010 MTV Music Video Awards that held at Nokia Theatre show yesterday Sunday September 12 included Justin Bieber as Best New Artist while Lady Gaga nabbed 8 awards including Video of the Year for "Bad Romance".

TV host and comedian Chelsea Handler acted as host of the evening, while performers included Eminem and Rihanna, Linkin Park, Usher, Drake, B.o.B., Taylor Swift and show-closer Kanye West.

The complete list of winners and pictures after the jump...

No Boundaries on Moments with Mo

Tope Oshin-Ogun (Tinsel Box Producer) & Nngest Likke (Director of Phat Gurlz) with MO.

 Close your eyes, take a deep breath, because you’re in for a surprise! 
Mo features brave and courageous women who have broken barriers, and plunged head-long into places where only the strongest, fearless and bravest survive. Discover the driving force behind these passionate women, and join Mo as she journeys from the life of a female mechanic, to a woman who derives passion from driving a tanker, to a woman who’s taking over the skies. 
Tune in, and be inspired by the real stories of these brave every-day women. 

Aero Contractors Flight Attendants & Mo.

No Boundaries will air on Tuesday September 14th  by 9:30pm with repeat broadcast on the same channel on Wednesday 15th of September by 2pm and Saturday September 18th by 2.30pm. Make sure you tune in.

Sunday 12 September 2010

Omotola set to release new album...

The new album titled - Me, Myself and Eyes, will be officially launched September 24th 2010 at Eko Hotel, Lagos.
More pics of the sexy actress when you continue...

Chioma Akpotha, the biker chick!

More pics when you continue...

Caught in the act...

Russell Simmons sitting next to his ex-wife Kimora Lee at a fashion show over the weekend.
I guess old habits are hard to break..lol!

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